A still from Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Apparently, the 2006 film was a parable about class, power and food behaviors. Van Redin/AP hide caption itoggle caption Van Redin/AP The Salt The Politics Of Cannibalism. Or, Crazy Things Academics Write About November 9, 2011 Once intellectuals get rolling down the food aisle, who knows where they'll end up. One just ended up in a really dark corner. Here's his latest contribution to our understanding of the subject — a journal article analyzing the "foodways" of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series.